Sidetrack Hobbies was established in 1990 to provide hard to find Narrow Gauge equipment and supplies to those attending train shows and conventions. Sidetrack Hobbies developed an impressive reputation spanning several decades and serving several states of the mid-west. Sidetrack Hobbies was renamed Sidetrack Scale Models in 2011 to eliminate confusion with other store names. This allowed the company to grow in size, and best of all introduced the Denver, South Park and Pacific Baldwin 2-8-0 in 2015 as an all brass Semi-Kit. This On3  Semi-Kit was a success and filled a considerable gap on the loco roster of those interested in the South Park.

 Now, Sidetrack Scale Models makes yet another step toward better service and availability. We are open during regular hours at a permanent location. Along with an expanded line of narrow gauge stock, the store will have available many scratch building supplies and parts to include paint, glues, strip wood and brass among other assorted items. As time allows and demand requires, we will carry new and more narrow gauge equipment in N, HO, S, O, G scale and 1-1/2" scale live steam.  


The store opened July 1st with regular hours 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Tuesday through Friday, Saturday 10:00AM-2:00 PM (MST), In addition to regular hours, Sidetrack Scale Models will provide services such as custom painting, decoder installation and locomotive repair.


We specialize in supplies for the discriminating molder, craftsman of the hobby and budding enthusiasts. We supply books,scenery supply and model locomotives.


It is hoped that this 'move' will allow the development of other locomotives and semi-kits for the narrow gauge in O and HO.